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Quick Fact
  • 2,100

  • 676

  • 13%

  • 77,7%

  • 95,1%

  • 91%

Bethulie was established in March 1863 and originally named Heidelberg. In 1872 it was renamed after the nearby mission station to avoid confusion with the two other towns named Heidelberg in the Western Cape and Gauteng. (GPS coordinates: 30.4975 S, 25.9646 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population2,100
Young (0-14)24%
Working Age (15-64)66,2%
Elderly (65+)9,7%
Dependency ratio51
Sex ratio92,6
Population density59 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,1%
Higher education aged 20+13%
Matric aged 20+30,2%
Number of households676
Average household size2,7
Female headed households38,8%
Formal dwellings86%
Housing owned/paying off71,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91%
Weekly refuse removal92,6%
Piped water inside dwelling77,7%
Electricity for lighting95,1%

Place names

Kopanong Municipality